What a gift to be there for someone, to have another being open the door of their life and let you in.
I’ve been blessed this week to find myself standing before a couple of doors. When the door was opened for me, I stepped through, sat down at my friend’s table, looked across at the light of their being, and tuned myself to their station.
I’ve noticed that when I am fully present, really listening and opening with another person, something special often happens. A hard-to-describe connection forms. It’s like we are riding a wave together. Energy moves between and around us, a lightness arises out of darkness, a freedom opens where there was fear.
I’ve been reflecting on these experiences, wanting to better understand how we get to that place of surfing life together. The path is simple: be with the other person, fully present, open, devoting attention to whatever is going on in the moment with them.
There’s nothing for you to ‘do’.
It’s about BEing there, setting aside our own ego and walking into another’s space. There’s no sense of striving or helping, just an entering, stepping into the power of now with another person. We bring the gift of who we are, with our heart open, wide open, receptive, receiving. Our mind’s clear and alert. All our senses available to guide us. We listen – to words, feelings, energy. We sit curious about what’s wanting to emerge in the moment.
Consciously be ‘over there’ with them.
Being there for someone, being a gift to them is about meeting them where they are. We go to their front door and step into their home. We leave our ego next to the planter outside the threshold, where we can pick it back up when we depart. We follow and let the other person lead us through their house. We sit at their table with the essence of who we are, giving our whole self over to them, ready to understand their needs, feelings, desires and dreams. We are available to hold them gently in possibility and point to their light and their power. We invite an adventurous collaboration, exploring perspectives and discovering waiting potentialities together.
We give and receive the gift of each other’s presence in so many unique and special ways, through such varied circumstances. May you find yourself at someone’s door, and give the gift of your presence. May you find someone waiting at your door, and receive the gift of their being.